Born and brought up in Calcutta, Ratnabali moved to Mumbai in 2002 to try her hand at what the world of media had to offer. After working as a jockey, producer, programmer and script writer at a radio production house for two years, she quit the monotonous life to get back to theatre. Since then she has ensconced herself in the theatre scene in Mumbai, acting not only in Indian but international plays too. She has explored the world of Indian television, albeit gently, preferring quality over quantity always. Short films and television commercials too have been part of her work. In 2005 she acted in a principal role in an American film, Offshore. She voiced one of the characters in the radio play, Q & A, which won the Gold Drama Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, 2008. UK ITV’s Mumbai Calling is her second international project, where she stars alongside Sanjeev Bhaskar in an Allan Mckeown production.
Ashwin Mushran was born on May 19, 1972. Ashwin attended The Doon School, Dehradun, where he played the lead and several other important roles in their annual productions. He finished his schooling at Hindu College, Delhi University and moved to London at the age of 22 to further discover his real passion - acting. While in Delhi, Ashwin acted in various performances with ‘StageDoor’ as well as Lilette Dubey’s ‘Prime Time’.
Ashwin studied at the Drama Studio London and acted in numerous plays there, the more known ones being Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’, ‘The Revenger’s Tragedy’, ‘The Investigation’, ‘Oedipus Needs Help’ and ‘Murder Mystery’. Ashwin moved back to India in 2003, he is now a well-known face in the film, television and theatre worlds. Ashwins’ notable theatrical accomplishments till date begin with ‘Pune High Way ’ directed by Rahul Da Cunha, ‘Two Steps Behind’ directed by Rahul Da Cunha, ‘The Birthday Party’ directed by Argya Lahiri, ‘Let’s Talk Honey’ directed by Rael Padamsee, and ‘Clogged Arteries’ directed by Vikranth Pawar.
Ashwin has been part of the ensemble cast in three different television shows: ‘Vinay Ranvir Aur Kaun’ (Lemon Tea productions), ‘Sab Ka Bheja Fry (Contiloe Films) and the cult Show on Star One ‘The Great Indian Comedy Show’ (Contiloe Films). The Great Indian Comedy Show is the Indian equivalent of ‘Saturday Night Live’. He has been part of some of Bollywoods top movies such as Fashion, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, One Two Three, Life in a Metro. His next releases are QUICK GUN MURUGAN Directed by Shashanka Ghosh where he plays Dr Django and Sajid Nadiadwala’s KAMBAKKHT ISHQ directed by Sabbir Khan which promises to be one of the biggest Indian Films of 2009. The release date is set for the 29th of May.
Siddharth Kumar spent a year at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai before applying to the JJ Institute of Applied Art. It was in this year that he participated in the annual production THE SHADOW BOX, directed by Nadir Khan, which went on perform at THESPO- a youth theatre festival run by Q Theatre Productions. Siddharth would continue to work for Thespo in the following years along with acting in The Company Theatre's- NOISES OFF, Akvarious Productions'- ONCE THERE WAS A WAY, Le Chayim's CONFESSIONS and Shoestring Theatre's ENDS AND BEGINNINGS. He has directed two theatrical productions- DAMAGES and THE SHAPE OF THINGS. His film & television credits include OFFSHORE and ITV's MUMBAI CALLING.
Hazel Keech was born and raised in London to a British father and an Indian mother. She studied drama, completing her exams from LAMDA (London Academy of Movememt and Dramatic Art) and trained in various forms of dance including classical indian, ballet and tap. She have been involved in many plays in the UK as well as the West-End musicals Bombay Dreams and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Hazel moved to Mumbai four years ago. She has completed modelling assignments for brands such as Suzuki, Nokia, 7UP, Dabur Vatika and Dove, made a music video, "Kahin Pe Nigahein" and had a role in a tamil movie, Billa. This is her debut role on the Indian stage.
Born and Raised in London, Sophie Choudry is a graduate in political science and French. Nonetheless, while her peers decided to pursue jobs in the finance ministry, UN and even law, early on she decided to pursue her dream of acting and singing, and moved to India in 2003. Voted as one of the most popular MTV VJ's ever, Sophie's shows like Loveline, Isuperstar and Fame Gurukul were some of the most popular shows on the channel! Her solo hindi-pop albums with songs like Ek Pardesi and Mera Babu went on to become smash hits, thanks to which she has performed live all over the world. She was loved by critics and audiences alike in the hit film Pyar Ke side effects where she essayed the role of the smart and sexy Tanya. She has since been seen in films like Aa Dekhen Zara, Shaadi No.1 and is currently awaiting the release of Inder Kumar's laugh riot 'Dady Cool' and Sanjay Gupta's 'Alibaug'.
Theatre is something she actively pursued since her school days, even gaining a Gold medal from LAMDA ( london academy of music and dramatic arts). A multi-talented performer, She is thrilled to be making her theatre debut in India with Anuvab Pal's 1-888 Dial India, and says she has loved every single minute of working with such an insanely talented (and insane) bunch of people!!
After getting a BA in Theatre Arts (Acting & Directing concentrations) from Beloit College, Wisconsin, USA, Faezeh got a fullscholarship for a three year Master of Fine Arts program in Theatre Performance from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA. Faezeh has done several plays over the years and has recently done some film and TV work too.